Whanau ora navigation service


Whanau Ora is about a transformation of whanau – setting their own goals, focusing on the family as a whole rather than the individual. The Whanau Ora service aspires to clients self-managing their own health and wellbeing.


Whanau Ora aims to support families in:


  • Lifelong Learning: Education, Training and Skills Development
  • Living Longer, Living Better: Improved wellbeing, Independence, Health Literacy
  • Living Financially Free: Less Debt, More savings
  • Leading and caring for their families, communities and country: Safe, healthy violence free environments, Pacific leadership, supporting cultural capital and growth


Whanau Ora focuses on:


  • Working with families to identify their goals and reach their aspirations
  • Supporting families to develop and implement short-term, medium-term and long-term action plans
  • Supporting families to access services through the Whanau Ora fund to help them implement their family action plan to achieve their aspirations


Aere Tai locations funded to provide this service


Hamilton - K'aute Pasifika Trust


Tokoroa - South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services


Tauranga - Pacific Island Community Trust


Rotorua - Rotorua Pacific Islands Development Charitable Trust


Gisborne - Pacific Islanders' Community Trust


New Plymouth - Vaimoana Pasifika Charitable Trust


Napier - Kings Force Health Charitable Trust



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